BiggerPockets Podcast 252: House Hacking (Your First Deal) & Life Hacking with Craig Curelop

BiggerPockets Podcast 252: House Hacking (Your First Deal) & Life Hacking with Craig Curelop

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People spend years thinking about buying real estate—but many never take the first step. Not today’s guest, though! Today, we sit down with Craig Curelop, a new investor in the expensive Denver market, as he shares his story of buying his very first “house hack” and how’s he’s actually getting PAID to live for free. You’ll also learn some other creative way Craig is generating extra income each month (including renting out his car!) on his quest for financial freedom. It’s a super inspiring story with a plethora of tips, so don’t miss a moment of it!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Craig’s story and how he found out about BiggerPockets
  • What he does at BiggerPockets
  • How he house hacked his first home in Denver
  • Tips for finding a good agent
  • How to find a good lender
  • What exactly PITI is
  • How he’s generating rent from his place
  • His method of fast tracking his way to financial freedom
  • How his Airbnb system works, including how he handles cleaning
  • Tips for turning liabilities to assets
  • How he rents out his car
  • A discussion on having a frugal lifestyle
  • His future plans for real estate investing
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “The first step to buying a property is to find a lender and to find an agent.” (Tweet This!)
  • “To find the lender that’s right for you, you have to have the criteria you’re looking for.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Everyone has a unique advantage in their life.” (Tweet This!)

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